In related news to the “slacker” article we posted last week, turns out there’s a growing trend in e-layoffs. According to Richard Moran in his latest book, “Nuts, Bolts, and Jolts: Fundamental Business and Life Lessons You Must Know”, receiving e-RIF’s (email Reduction In Force notice) on your computer or BlackBerry may become the norm.
The expert in organizational effectiveness notes that both Intel and RadioShack have started the momentum – the ‘Shack let go a whopping 403 employees e-RIF’s. Oh my. Some tips have been offered up so you can save yourself from the insanely impersonal e-pink slip.
â€¢ Never get drunk with someone who can fire you.
â€¢ If your nickname at work is Sleepy, Clueless or Homer you may already be in trouble.
â€¢ Downloading pornographic/offensive materials from the Internet onto your work computer will get you fired. And you will get caught.
Glad he’s got a sense of humour about it. He won’t be the one shaking everytime his device vibrates. So there you have it, folks. Your official written warning – no more after this.